Crosswind Developments, the organisation spearheading an ambitious development in the west of Edinburgh, has closed its official pre-application public consultation which sought the views of local stakeholders and interested parties on its latest proposals for the site.
The proposed development – ‘Elements Edinburgh’ – will regenerate a 72.4 -acre brownfield site near Edinburgh Airport, with Crosswind preparing to make a formal planning application early next year.
As part of its planning application to the City of Edinburgh Council, Crosswind will submit a formal report of the feedback gathered during the recent consultation with local residents and state how this has shaped its plans.
Crosswind announced last month that following changes to the planning landscape –including the adoption of National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) and the emergence of the City of Edinburgh Council’s City Plan – it had been working closely with the council to help unlock this strategically important west Edinburgh site. This resulted in renewed plans for the development.
The new blueprint outlines Crosswind’s vision for the creation of a new community, featuring inclusive housing for a range of needs and incomes, a primary school, flexible places to work, facilities and services to meet daily needs, and generous green spaces that are well connected to the city and beyond by active travel and public transport.
John Watson, Chief Executive of Crosswind Developments, said:
“The feedback we received through the consultation process shows that local stakeholders are receptive to and supportive of our vision. We will continue to be guided by their feedback as we proceed to the next stage of the planning process.
“If realised, Elements Edinburgh promises to form a key part of west Edinburgh’s wider prosperity and economic growth and will provide hundreds of people with high-quality, sustainable homes.
“Following the council’s declaration of a housing emergency earlier this month, we are acutely aware of the need for affordable housing across the city region. We believe that sites like ours at Elements Edinburgh have a significant role to play in addressing this need.”